Subject: Re: adventures in pkgsrc: jpilot vs. fontconfig
To: None <>
From: henry nelson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/27/2003 10:01:42
On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 12:26:43PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, Lubomir Sedlacik writes:
> >On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 10:30:59AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks; that did it.  But why isn't fc-cache run as part of the
> >> installation script for font-config?
> >
> >because it's a cpu consuming and can take too long on slower machines.
> >not everyone builds packages on systems where they will be actually
> >used so it makes no sense to build font cache during the package
> >installation/creation.

Thank you!

> Hmm -- I don't think I agree with that reasoning.  Usually, the build 
> machines are faster -- that's why you build on them -- and you install 
> on the slower machines.

When you can, perhaps.  The hardware for some nearly obsolete ports can
can be pretty slow.  (Just finished compiling a kernel for an NEC PC9801BA.
Took 20 hours.)  More importantly, a lot of people are on tight budgets,
and while "faster" may mean _fast_ to you, it can still mean _not painfully
slow_ to others.

henry nelson